The CJF Mission
Our mission is to shape, enrich and inspire the contemporary Jewish community by convening the resources of Yeshiva University, and:
- Infusing the student body with a spirit of leadership and a sense of responsibility to the Jewish people and society in general
- Building, cultivating, and supporting communities, and their lay and rabbinic leaders
- Creating a global movement that promotes the values of Yeshiva University
On Sunday, December 18, 2016, The Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy/Yeshiva University High School for Boys (YUHSB) presented a special Yom Iyun [day of learning] titled “Inspiring the Next Generation.” The event was part of a year-long celebration of YUHSB’s centennial. [...]
On December 4, the Tenth Annual Fuld Family Conference organized by the Yeshiva University Student Medical Ethics Society (MES) and the Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) brought together medical professionals and experts in Jewish law to explore the history of infectious diseases, the challenge posed by drug-resistant “superbugs,” and the ethical questions raised by epidemics like Ebola and Zika.
This holiday season, more than 200 Yeshiva University students traveled to 48 communities across North America to share their passion for Torah and bring their energy and enthusiasm to local celebrations as part of YU’s Torah Tours mission. For more than 40 years, Torah Tours has brought students to synagogues as close as West Orange, New Jersey, and as far as Montreal, Quebec, and Palo Alto, California, where they deliver shiurim [lectures], lead prayer services and programming for children and add their spirit to the dancing on Simchat Torah, all while gaining valuable insight into how Jewish communal life functions in different areas. [...]